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Singapore paves way for ‘differentiated’ stablecoins

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has published new proposals for the regulation of stablecoin issuers and intermediaries, in a move that underscores the city-state’s intent to become a global leader in the sector.  

Vuk Magdelinic - Overbond

Could medical science come to the rescue if ESMA bans RFQs in fixed-income markets?

A medical data science technique could help solve a complex bond automation problem should ESMA ban the use of requests for quotes in fixed-income markets. By Vuk Magdelinic, CEO of Overbond

Lisa Quest

Why financial regulators need to embrace net-zero transition planning

COP27 could not come at a more urgent time with carbon emissions at their highest ever in 2021. This is despite warnings from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that global emissions must be halved by 2030 to limit the rise in Earth’s temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius. So what is going wrong?

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The quantum threat to financial services

Quantum computers could pose an existential threat to the heavily used encryption solutions that underpin the internet, including activities such as online financial services, which could see bank accounts drained in a flash.

Jean Boissinot

Climate stress testing comes of age but modelling challenges remain

Central banks report good progress on developing climate stress testing but critics point to weaknesses, including difficulties in modelling for catastrophic shocks to financial stability.

Jo Burnham

Regulators move to stop energy shock becoming a financial crisis

Financial regulators in Europe are buttressing banks to contain strains in the energy market and to stop them morphing into a full-blown financial crisis.

Kerem Tomak

Banks turn to increasingly sophisticated technology to fend off hackers

The battle between hackers and banks is very unequal, with the former often able to perform their attacks anonymously at little cost. For banks, much is at stake from reputation to profitability and they are having to marshal increasingly sophisticated tools to defend their moats.

Bob Lyddon

Eurozone financial stability under “severe” threat

Alarm bells are ringing in the upper echelons of the EU that the bloc’s financial system is on a shaky footing, thanks to the energy shock, the war in Ukraine, inflation and rising interest rates.

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UK pensions ‘time-bomb’ sounds global financial stability warning

Severe volatility in the UK’s government bond (gilts) market triggered by the unravelling of a pension fund investment strategy is a clear warning sign of other dangers lurking in a leveraged financial system.

Reducing liquidity demand key to taming bond market volatility spikes – FSB

Selling or repoing near cash instruments, enhancing the resilience of liquidity supply and closer risk monitoring are all potential solutions to recent extreme volatility in government bond markets, according to the Financial Stability Board (FSB).